New alloy is as strong as titanium but as light as aluminum

Researchers from the Qatar University and North Carolina State University have developed a new “high-entropy” metallic alloy that has a much higher strength-to-weight ratio than any other present metallic material known to man. High-entropy alloys are materials that consist of 5 or more metals in roughly equal quantities. These alloys are at present the focus of […]

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The Modular ‘Fairphone 2’ is available now – Is it any good?

Two years after Fairphone launched its debut gadget, the firm is back with an altogether more interesting follow-up. Fairphone’s first handset was released in 2013, and was intended to be a more equitable device — one which used fairly traded supplies and put a premium on better working conditions for those that assembled the handset. Despite coming […]

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